October 14, 2015

Dreams of Gods & Monsters By: Laini Taylor Review

So here is the last book in yet another YA trilogy. There is definitely an over abundance of YA trilogies right now in literature. Nowadays if I know it's a trilogy I always hesitate to read it. However I keep breaking down and reading them anyway. I have read my fair share of YA trilogies (and series in general), but I find that I don't like how a lot of them END. I come across a lot of YA series that the first one is fabulous, but the rest of the books suck. Or the series starts out great then slowly declines with each book until I get to the last one and it sucks so bad I want to hit myself in the head for starting the damn series in the first place.

This is NOT one of those trilogies. 

The last book is AMAZEBALLS. Just freaking fabulous!!! THE ENDING!!! OMG!!!!!

I am so happy after finishing this series. Laini Taylor did not let me down on the last book and I am so grateful for that. The Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy has definitely become one of my favorite series of all time. 

When Dreams of Gods & Monsters started off with Jael coming into the human world I was a little bit worried how the book would go. I didn't want a whole angels VS. humans thing to ensue and then other plots get pushed aside. Luckily I didn't need to worry because the book was still focused mainly on the Seraphim and Chimaera. 

I just can't get over how good this was. By the time I ended the book I couldn't even move. I was stunned by all the feels I was having. 

This is one of those series that when you finish you have to take a little time afterwards to just sit and think about it. The ending was so satisfying and the love story just completely left me in awe. I love Laini Taylor's writing. She has excellent and well fleshed out characters, crazy good world building, superb plot lines, and unique ideas. We need more YA trilogies/series like the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series.

My only complaint....

It's very minor and it didn't change my star rating... but....

I was not to pleased with all the Stelians, Scarab, and Eliza things that were happening in this book. I feel like there was a LITTLE bit of a lead up for the Stelians in the last book, but it seemed like Scarab and all the barriers of space and time crap just came out of left field. Then Eliza just popped up out of nowhere. It was a little too thrown in last minute for me, but by the end of the novel I was able to accept it and enjoy the book.

Overall Dreams of Gods & Monsters had me like----

I recommend the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series to EVERYONE. Yes, this series is THAT good.



  1. Okay you have convinced me that I need to move this up my TBR pile!

    1. Hooray!! It's a great series. I think you will enjoy it. :)

  2. I hate to say this but I will anyway. I feel so guilty and downright ashamed that I've still not read this book. I've read the first two and I love them so much! Amazing even! But yeah... never finished this one. Great review!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

    1. OMG Carrie! Lol, since you liked the first two I really recommend the last one. It's a big book, but worth the read. The end is just fabulous. I get it though I still have a few series I need to finish up. I haven't read the last one in the Matched trilogy!


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